Tornado in Lincoln County - 5/9/19

An EF-0 tornado knocked down trees onto a house on Hunter Road near the Tennessee-Kentucky state line. (Photo: WAFF-TV)

An EF-0 tornado was confirmed in Lincoln County along the Tennessee-Alabama state line on Thursday.

The National Weather Service in Huntsville, AL, said peak winds of 85 mph were recorded in the area.

The damage occurred along the state line near US 231/431 and Hunter Road.

The National Weather Service said most of the damage surveyed was in Lincoln County, but there could be some downed trees in Madison County in Alabama. Meteorologists will conduct more surveys of the area on Friday.

Across the Nashville area, strong winds caused multiple downed trees and power lines on Thursday morning.

Problems are occurring all over Nashville and beyond. A downed tree on the 2000 block of Elliot Avenue in the Wedgewood subdivision caused an entire treetop to completely block the street. It's unclear how long it will take crews to remove the tree and despite some power lines down, it's unclear how many people are experiencing power outages.

Downed trees are also occurring in west Nashville on 26th Avenue and North Clifton Avenue, as well as downed tree branches blocking one lane of Burkitt Road and Battle Road in south Nashville. 

A utility pole came down in south Nashville overnight on Overton Road at Brentlawn Drive.

At the time of this writing, less than 300 people on Nashville Electric Service were without power with the highest concentration of outages being less than 50 in Bellevue, Belle Meade, Forest Hills, Sylvan Park, Cayce Homes near Nissan Stadium, and two separate clusters of outages in the Indian Forest area south of Hendersonville.

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